Darren McFadden Tabs Four Touchdowns In Raiders Blowout Win Over Broncos, 59-14

October 24th, 2010-  By Alex Groberman

In one of the most shocking NFL games of the 2010 season, the Oakland Raiders absolutely embarrassed the hapless Detroit Broncos in a lopsided 59-14 blowout.

Rallying behind running back, Darren McFadden’s four touchdowns, the Raiders scored a franchise record in their almost unbelievable thrashing of a Denver team that looked completely demoralized. Showing absolutely no slowing from his recent hamstring injuries, McFadden took it to the house on a pair of 4-yard runs and a 19-yard reception in the first half, as well as a 57-yard run in the second half. When all was said and done McFadden finished the day with 165 yards on a mere 16 carries.

At times it looked like the Denver defense was asleep on the field, barely paying attention as the Raiders ground attack absolutely worked them.

The Raiders’ other running back, Michael Bush chipped in as well getting the handoff for a 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that took the score to 59-14.

In their team’s history, the only other time Oakland ran for five touchdowns was against the Indianapolis Colts nearly ten years ago. Further, they had never scored eight touchdowns before, and hadn’t scored over 52 points since 1960.

Interestingly enough, the Oakland staff didn’t release who the starting quarterback would be right up to kickoff. Despite a sore knee, former Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell filled in for Bruce Gradkowski who was nursing a sore shoulder.

Within the first 22 minutes of the game the Raiders had scored 38 points. At one point after McFadden’s 57-yard run Broncos fans began rushing the exits. It seemed that the game had gotten so ugly that it became painful for fans to watch.

The loss is bad news for Broncos head coach, Josh McDaniels, who is now 4-13 since starting his first year with the team with six wins last season.

On the other side of the field, it was all smiles for the Oakland Raiders as Campbell had his best game in recent memory. At one point, he found tight end Zack Miller completely open for a 43-yard touchdown for a 7-0 lead five minutes into the game. Then, the defense stepped up as cornerback, Chris Johnson picked off Kyle Orton’s pass on Denver’s first snap and took it to the house to get the score up to 14-0.

In fact, if it wasn’t for an inadvertent whistle shortly thereafter, the Raiders would have brought in a second defensive touchdown.

The Broncos finally showed a sign of life when Knowshon Moreno scored from 7-yards out. Then, he proved to be the team’s most active player with another 27-yard touchdown reception to start the third quarter. His effort wasn’t enough, though, as by the fourth quarter the Oakland squad had pulled most of their starters.

Even with their starters playing against the Raiders bench warmers, Denver couldn’t reduce the outrageous lead.

The victory proved to be Raiders third straight at Invesco field.

USA Online Sportsbooks and NFL Betting Lines had the Broncos set as a touchdown favorite, with the Raiders surprising oddsmakers totally.

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